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New Resident/Fellow Orientation

Orientations are taking place on:

  • Friday, June 21, 2019 in the Medical Center Auditorium from 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Monday, July 1, 2019 in the Medical Center Auditorium from 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Paca/Pratt from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

New House Staff Officers Announced

We are delighted to announce our two new UMMC House Staff Officers for Patient Safety and Quality, Dr. Leen Alblaihed and Dr. David Gatz, for the academic year 2018-2019. This is the 3rd year that the CMO and the Medical Center have supported this endeavor. These house officers were peer nominated and selected from a panel of highly qualified candidates.

Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA graduated from the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine residency training program, in 2017, following which she served as chief resident for the EM program while also doing an Emergency Ultrasound fellowship. This year, she is pursuing another fellowship in Faculty Development along with her clinical duties. Prior to her Emergency Medicine training, Leen earned her master's degree in healthcare administration from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also had three years of work experience with the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality where she lead teams and task forces in different aspects related to patient safety and quality.

David Gatz, MD graduated medical school at Johns Hopkins University before completing the Emergency Medicine residency at University of Maryland. He is currently serving as a Chief Resident of Emergency Medicine and completing an Administrative Fellowship in Emergency Medicine. His areas of interest include quality and safety, patient satisfaction, opioid abuse, and physician wellness.

In this role, they will continue to grow and advance the House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) group, facilitating QIPS members participation in key institutional Quality and Safety initiatives. Please join us in welcoming Drs. Alblaihed and Gatz as UMMC continues the journey towards becoming a High Reliability Organization, focused on ensuring safe care for all patients we are privileged to care for.